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Ruth Yanai

Ruth D. Yanai

Professor

210 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6955/470-4868

Email: rdyanai@syr.edu

Highest Education

Ph.D. Yale University (Forest Ecology), 1990.

Areas of Study


Current Graduate Advisees

Graduate Advisees

Sunghoon HongSunghoon Hong
shong10@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Yanai
  • Area of Study: Environmental Monitoring

Kara PhelpsKara Phelps
kephelps@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Parry and Yanai
  • Area of Study: Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Yang YangYang Yang
yyang100@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Yanai
  • Area of Study: FRM Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Undergraduate Institute: Minzu University of China (Environmental Science)
  • Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (Forest and natural r)

Personal Statement
I'm interested in forest-based environmental issues that raised currently. I'm more focused on nutrient cycling and mercury pollution in forests.

Graduate Research Topic
My current project is quantifying total mercury in different tree components at four sites (Huntington Forest, NY; Sleepers River, VT; Hubbard Brook, NH; Bear Brook, ME). I am also analyzing mercury by tree rings and doing data analysis of loon Hg.


Courses Taught

Selected Publications

(All publications)

Yanai, R.D., J.J. Battles, A.D. Richardson, E.B. Rastetter, D.M. Wood, and C. Blodgett.2010. Estimating uncertainty in ecosystem budget calculations. Ecosystems 13(2): 239-248. PDF

Yanai, R.D., M.C. Fisk, T.J. Fahey, N.L. Cleavitt, and B.B. Park. 2008. Identifying roots of northern hardwood species: patterns with diameter and depth. Can. J. For. Res. 38(11): 2862-2869

Yanai, R.D., J.D. Blum, S.P. Hamburg, M.A. Arthur, C.A. Nezat, and T.G. Siccama. 2005. New insights into calcium depletion in northeastern forests. J. For. 103:14-20

Yanai, R.D., W.S. Currie, and C.L. Goodale. 2003. Soil carbon dynamics after forest harvest: an ecosystem paradigm reconsidered. Ecosystems 6:197-212

Yanai, R.D., T.G Siccama, M.A. Arthur, C.A. Federer, and A.J. Friedland. 1999. Accumulation and depletion of base cations in forest floors in the northeastern US. Ecology 80:2774-2787

Yanai, R.D. 1994. A steady-state model of nutrient uptake accounting for newly-grown roots. Soil. Sci. Soc. Am. J. 58:1562-1571

Yanai, R.D. 1992. Phosphorus budget of a 70-year old northern hardwood forest. Biogeochemistry 17:1-22


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